‘Leaders, Not Bosses’, Says Gopi Ganesalingam

Mar 21, 2018 1 Min Read
Alt

In 2015, the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDEC) created a new unit called Enterprise Development, and appointed Gopi Ganesalingam as its first vice president.

In 2007, Gopi founded Lava Protocols a solutions firm that is currently the leading cloud computing & social media specialist in ASEAN and a Certified Premier Consulting Partner and Reseller of Salesforce.com, Google Enterprise, Netsuite, Concur and Clarizen. He spent 8 years in the company before exiting in December 2014.

Prior to founding Lava Protocols, Gopi obtained a finance degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham in 1987. His career had him working across several Asian markets which led him to predicting that the massive ‘on-demand cloud’ market would expand across the globe and hit Malaysia. 

Gopi sat down with Leaderonomics’ Director of Corporate Solutions, Sashe Kanapathi and shared his evolution and professional insights. 

 

Watch by clicking the play

Key takeaways

  • We need leaders not bosses more than ever

  • Leaders work with you, bosses instruct you

  • The professional ecosystem has evolved — it has and needs spaces for collaboration

  • Successful start-ups have must good business models that are scalable

  • Going digital is essential to thrive now and in the future

  • Branding is an area Malaysian’s companies must develop further

 

You may also like: Lessons From Malaysian Leaders — The Art of Storytelling

 

This interview is part of the AmBank CEO BizChat series powered by Leaderonomics. Share with us your thoughts about this interview at editor@leaderonomics.com. For more episodes of The Leaderonomics Show, click here. To engage with Leaderonomics to help your organisation innovate strategically, email us at info@leaderonomics.com.

 

Share This

Leadership

Alt

This article is published by the editors of Leaderonomics.com with the consent of the guest author. 

You May Also Like

2 men talking

This Is How You Can Become a Better Listener

By Gregg Vanourek. Learn the art of listening: essential for effective leadership. Discover 19 practices to enhance your skills and boost team performance.

Apr 24, 2024 5 Min Read

Alt

Raise Your Game: Empathy In The Workplace

As employees, we spend more time in the office than our homes. Despite this fact, there is a significant shortage of empathy in the workplace. What happens to the organisation if this shortage of empathy persists? Alvin Teoh from Leaderonomics shares with us the need for empathy and its effect in the workplace.

May 23, 2016 19 Min Podcast

spot the gorilla

Be A Leader: Spot The Gorilla

In this episode of Be A Leader with Roshan Thiran, we dive into the world of gorillas and explore an experiment where people fail to spot the gorilla even when it is right in our midst. This happens all the time in life. Watch to find out more

May 17, 2013 5 Min Video

Be a Leader's Digest Reader